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Mother in her bounteous glory

Published: 03rd June 2013 12:31 PM  |   Last Updated: 03rd June 2013 12:31 PM   |  A+A-

On the very auspicious day, the festival of Swarana Gouri (the aspect of the Divine Mother worshipped as Parvathi), Shri Nimishananda Guruji graciously agreed to visit Bhanu Prakash’s house at 5:30 pm. The gathering at Bhanu Prakash’s house was small and intimate — his family, one or two neighbours and four devotees. It was a touching scene to watch all the family members perform the Pada Puja (worshipping the Lotus Feet of the Guru who is the very embodiment of God) using milk, rose water, kumkum (sacred vermillion powder), turmeric, sandal paste and fresh flowers.

Shri Nimishananda Guruji blessed everybody and began to describe the various aspects of the divine mother — “We call the divine mother by so many names. Jagatjanani (The Mother of Creation), Tripurasundari (The most bewitching beautiful one in all the three worlds) and Bhuvaneshwari (the mother representing earth itself) are a few of Her names. Worshipping the Mother as Bhuvaneshwari is extremely auspicious. Bhuvaneshwari is the supreme empress of Bhuloka (Earth), Bhuvahloka and Suvahloka. On the Earth she manifests herself as Mother Nature in all Her bounteous glory. Here in Bhanu Prakash’s house, Bhuvaneshwari is worshipped everyday.

Offering reverence to Goddess Bhuvaneshwari is very important.

She is a benign and compassionate aspect of the divine mother and Her grace fills the abode where she is worshipped with love and wisdom. The Master of the house will become an erudite scholar, well versed in all the Vedas and his wife will obtain the opportunity to visit many temples and she will be granted the privilege of staying there. All the members of the family will be blessed with the opportunity of worshipping the Divine Mother.

Bhagavathi is another name of Goddess Bhuvaneshwari. There are very few temples dedicated to Her. But if we worship Her at home persistently, with ardent devotion, both Shiva and Parvathi manifest themselves. All of us use a combination of Tantra, Yantra and Mantra in the ritualistic worship of divinity. When we do this there is complete concentration and absorption. The Bijamantra (special sacred syllable) of Goddess Bhuvaneshwari is Hrim (pronounced as Hreem). This is a powerful combination of the Bijamantra used to invoke Lord Shiva (Hra) and the Bijamantra used to invoke Goddess Saraswathi (I’m ). Therefore Om Hrim Bhuvaneshvaryei Namaha is an extremely potent Tantric Mantra, which is equivalent to the Gayatri Mantra.

This article has been taken from the book Wisdom Through The Eyes of Nimishananda by His Holiness Shri Shri Nimishananda Guruji

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